Category Archives: Apollo Bay

Nautigals Café – Apollo Bay, VIC

58 The Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC, 3233

Wanting to try someone else’s coffee in Apollo Bay, we just wandered in here to find the counter unattended (there were some people out the back having a chat in the kitchen, but you don’t want to disturb….).  After a young guy came in off the street, I was finally able to negotiate the vending of some caffeinated combustibles – I assume he worked there…    Not sure if this place was finished or not, but there were two rooms – one with the lights out – and plenty of inside seating (a few tables outside as well).  There were three PCs available for the weary traveller to check their stock portfolio or their myspace.  There was also some horrible music playing which precludes this place as a venue for study and/or reflection, and I would suggest that unless you had perfected the art of conversation in night clubs, then you would be hard pressed to carry on something meaningful here.  Best to get your coffee to go and sit by the ocean…

Latte Quality – Good.

Cost – $3.50 – for a regular take away.

Coffee Supplier – Bean Ground and Drunk.

Fair Trade –  Yes.

Venue Suitable for:

  • See above review.

The Great Ocean Road Deli – Apollo Bay, VIC

141 The Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC, 3233

After a delicious lunch of Seafood Marinara, I just had to try the coffee in this very friendly Café (it calls itself The Great Ocean Road Deli – but is more Café come Restaurant).  With views of the Apollo Bay Main Street, the Ocean and the rolling green hills, this is a great place to come and relax over a fine meal, or a coffee and cake.  If you are missing your Facebook, then are three PCs that can be used as well as wireless internet for the shaky traveller.  During the winter months you can just rock up and enjoy the food, coffee and service – but in the warmer months, it would be best to book!

Latte Quality – Good.

Cost – $3.80 for regular, $4.50 for mug

Coffee Supplier – Amanti Coffee

Fair Trade – No

Venue Suitable for:

  • Quiet Chat/Deep and Meaningful/Study and Reflection – Yes – plenty of seating both indoors and out.  The music is easily spoken over (Michael Bublé/Robert Miles) and read into.  Although, best to avoid in the summer months if you need the privacy.
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